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Monday, October 12, 2015Some of his fellow Republican lawmakers are concerned his efforts will undermine religious liberty rights.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York secured a second term representing the state's 18th district in the House of Representatives Tuesday night, fending off a strong challenger in a close contest.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014PHOENIX -- Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona secured another term in the House of Representatives Tuesday, defeating her challenger in the race to represent the state's 9th Congressional district.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island was reelected to the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night, defeating Republican Cormick Lynch to secure a third term in the state's First Congressional district.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014Massachusetts Attorney General candidate Maura Healey won the hotly-contested Democratic primary, advancing to the November general election. If she wins in November, Healey would become the first openly LGBT attorney general candidate ever elected in the…
Friday, June 13, 2014Ryan Fecteau emerged victorious in the Democratic primary for Maine's 11th House district on Tuesday, a development that could make him the youngest serving openly LGBT state lawmaker. Fecteau, 21, led opponent David Flood by a…
Wednesday, June 4, 2014LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Residents of Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday elected Robert Garcia their next mayor, making him the city's first openly gay and Latino chief executive. Garcia will replace Mayor Bob Foster, who has…
Friday, October 25, 2013The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its annual “Races to Watch” list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 10 candidates involved in groundbreaking runs for political office this year. Victory has endorsed a total of…
Wednesday, September 11, 2013New Yorkers across the city voted to send a record number of LGBT candidates to the city council, electing three incumbents and three newcomers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012OLYMPIA, Wash. -- State Sen. Ed Murray (D-Seattle) will become just the second openly LGBT person to lead a state senate chamber after his Democratic colleagues on Tuesday night chose him as majority leader of the…
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- Groups concerned about Walgreens' ties to Catholic hospital
- Why are gay members of Congress supporting GOP bill to restrict Syrian refugees?
- Latest vote tally: Biskupski closer to becoming Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor